Annual Meeting – Day One – October 9, 2015
Summary Schedule of Events
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. TLMI Committee Meetings
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Annual Business Meeting
10:30 a.m. – Noon Peter Sheahan – FLIP: Creative
Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity and Change into
The afternoon and evening are free for networking, social activities and optional tours.
Following breakfast, each TLMI committee will meet separately to discuss their goals and priorities for the coming year. All TLMI members are encouraged to join and become active with a committee. Next up, the Annual Business meeting will take place with the approval of the budget and election of new board members highlights. The General Session will kick off with a presentation by Peter Sheahan, founder of global consultancy ChangeLabs™, bestselling author, and speaker on the ways companies can exploit business trends and new market opportunities. Peter claims that all companies want to accelerate growth however are usually ineffectively ‘proactive’ in their approach and methodologies.
According to Peter, “Here’s the question. Is it possible to respond to uncertainty, respond to chaos, respond to change and actually create more chaos and uncertainty as a result? Can a company be proactively responding to market forces, disruption and shifts and actually do more damage and destroy value rather than create it? Not only is it possible, it’s the most common thing that happens. Leaders overreact to something happening in their market or they don’t act quickly enough. We actually see an organizational response more often destroy value than we see it create value.”
During his presentation Peter will lead us in taking a close look at the difference between a value-creating response and a value- destroying response. He will show us how to closely examine our assumptions, the assumptions that business leaders have in the face of change and how those assumptions can impact our responses to change. Peter teaches us that the superstars of modern business have something in common. They have the ability to ‘flip’ – to think counterintuitively and then to act boldly with no regard for ‘business as usual’ conventions. As one of the fastest-rising stars on the international consulting and speaking circuit, Peter will reveal how the most effective organizations and individuals distinguish themselves from the competition instead of running with the pack.